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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi dies at 86

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi died on Monday at the age of 86, a spokesman confirmed.

He died in a hospital in Milan, according to Italian media reports.

He was admitted to the hospital on Friday for scheduled health check-ups related to his chronic leukaemia, according to the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.

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Berlusconi had been admitted to the hospital at the beginning of April for pneumonia.

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Berlusconi, a controversial real estate, media and football mogul, shaped Italian politics for decades.

He was prime minister on four occasions between 1994 and 2011.

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Until his death, he sat in the Senate, the smaller of Italy’s two chambers of parliament. (dpa/NAN)

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